The Nurses National Memorial was incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia on May 28, 1945 with the stated purpose of providing a National shrine or home for nurses to be located in the City of Washington, D. C., honoring the memory of the nurses of World War II who gave their lives in that great struggle.

The Delaware State Committee of The Nurses National Memorial has undertaken to cooperate in a concerted and united effort to express the gratitude of the people of our State and of the Nation for the gallant and noble service which nurses have rendered to their country.

Beginning on Friday, March 7, 1947, and continuing through March 15, 1947, the State Committee is conducting a campaign for funds to represent Delaware's contribution to the building fund of the Memorial.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of Delaware, do urge the people of our State to give generously of their means in support of the program of The Nurses National Memorial to provide a home for nurses in commemoration of those valiant members of the nursing profession who sacrificed their lives in their service to mankind.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be affixed at Dover, this sixth day of March

(GREAT SEAL) in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and seventy-first.

By the Governor:


WILLIAM J. STOREY, Secretary of State.